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Lab Test Dictionary

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Qualitative PCR (NCVQLT)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction


Synonyms

2019-nCoV; COVID; COVID-19; COVID19; PUI nCoV; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; Wuhan Cornoavirus, nCoV

Specimen Type

CSF or Plasma

Performing Lab

Univ of Washington Virology


Epic ID

Other Reference Test


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

0.5-1 mL CSF in a sterile container is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=4 Hours;Refrigerated=72 Hours; Frozen=>72 Hours

Test Volume Required

1 mL Plasma or CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Plasma or CSF

Processing Instructions

Complete UW Virology COVID requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated/frozen Monday-Friday.


CPT Codes

U0003


Revised

01-22-21

Initials

SL